OBITUARY

Movelda Mitchell Mayes

April 11, 1920January 18, 2018
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Movelda (Mo) Mitchell Mayes, 97, of Conroe, Texas, passed away January 18, 2018. She was born on a farm in Knox County, Texas, April 11, 1920.

Movelda graduated from Benjamin High School on May 19, 1938, and received a secretarial business degree from Draughan's Business School in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1945.

She was married to Robert Brightman Mayes on June 6, 1942, in Henrietta, Texas.

Movelda had a career as a homemaker and mother while supporting her husband's military career until he retired. She also worked with Robert in their photography business while he was in school and later at a portrait studio.

She had a passion for flower gardening, photography and retouching - and then later photo shopping - old pictures, family genealogy, and dabbling in social media such as Facebook.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in May 2000.

She is survived by her two children, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She was the last of her generation, preceded by her 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands, Texas 77384. A funeral service will follow, beginning at 12:00 p.m. and a reception following the service in Forest Park's event room.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 26, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 26, 2018

  • Reception

    Friday, January 26, 2018

  • Interment

    Monday, January 29, 2018

Memories

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February 22, 2018

Edward and Jene't Roadway
Miss you! You were a wonderful lady.
Love, Ed and Jene't

Aaliya Akhtar

January 24, 2018

In memory of my grandmother Movelda, who has passed at 97 yrs old. She was always there for me and loved us very much. She was so special, unique, and loved by all. She adored pictures just as I do, and we would love to share our memories together. So many happy memories we shared I will treasure always. She now joins my Granddad in heaven and now will be together for eternity just as they were made for each other in the beginning. Please pray for her❤❤

Cara Stilley

January 24, 2018

God Bless you & keep you! Forever loved

Ed and Jene't Roadway

January 20, 2018

Auntie Forrie talked to me about Robert and her all the time and got to know her on visits to Colorado. Had so much fun keeping up with her on Facebook and blessed she shared so many pictures of my mother when she past. The history photos were cool too! Bless you Aunt Mo! R.I.P.

Terry & Jerri Franks

January 20, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

January 20, 2018

Love Jim and Mary .

Judy Middleton Thompson

January 20, 2018

So sorry for your loss.

Mae Dean Hahn

January 20, 2018

Movelda exemplified the characteristics we should all aim to be which are loving one another and living life to the fullest. My prayers are with Nathalie, Alicia and the family. May your hearts soon be filled with special memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

January 19, 2018

Mother will be laid to rest with Daddy at the VA cemetery in Houston. There is a strict limit on floral arrangements so we suggest any remembrance be a donation to the Alzheimer's Association or charity of your choice.

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Movelda with first great grandson Tyler Trogdon 7/1997

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Robert with great grandson Tyler Trogdon 12/1997

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Cousin Patty Cathey and Movelda at Mo's 70th birthday party 3/27/2010

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Robert being a model for an ad for Western World Champion Ammunition c. 1946

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Movelda in apartment in converted barracks at A&M, working on her albums 6/1947

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Nathalie, Kimberly, Thomasena in Plano 1/1/2005

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4 grandchildren, Tyler 13, Kate 10, Niels 12, Jonathan 9. In Plano 12/24/2010

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Movelda with Kimberly in Denver 9/11/2010

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Tyler and "little" cousin Kate in Austin 7/1/2011